August 13, 2012
August 13, 2012 09:00am - 11:00pm
Stop by Time Warner Center to see pop artist Romero Britto’s latest exhibit. Romero Britto (b.1963) is a Brazilian artist based in Miami. Born in the disadvantaged area of Recife, he was self-taught at an early age by painting on surfaces such as newspapers. In 1983, he traveled to Paris where he was introduced to the work of Matisse and Picasso. He combined influences from cubism with pop to create a vibrant and iconic style that The New York Times describes, “exudes warmth, optimism and love.”
August 13, 2012 12:00pm - 06:00pm
The NYPL presentation of this collaborative traveling exhibition is part of an international festival celebrating Coward's long, transatlantic career and his prowess as songwriter, playwright and peformer. The multi-media exhibition features posters, photographs, manuscripts, and music from The Library for the Performing Arts and AMPAS documenting his multiple roles in theater and film. In addition, newly discovered film footage and artifacts from Coward's home will be displayed for the first time. It will be accompanied by a screening series fo films written or directed by Coward, as well as by concerts and symposia.
August 13, 2012 06:00pm - 08:00pm
Noël and Company present the world premiere of Noël Coward's original adaption of his short story, Star Quality, a brilliant back stage comedy about an undeniably temperamental actress (forgiven only in light of her supreme 'star quality'), the naive young playwright, a rather novice director, his jaded assistant, and the hilarious ensuing hijinks. A brilliant homage to the theatre for anyone who works in, loves, and/or hates it... and all it's irresistible flippancies. Starring Bebe Neuwirth and Brian Murray Direction by Keith Merrill
August 13, 2012 07:00pm - 10:00pm
Founded in 1986 at the Rumsey Playfield in Central Park, SummerStage expanded to venues in all five boroughs two years ago. The program—featuring everything from screenings, dance performances and concerts—has now become synonymous with summer in the city; the best part is that the programming is largely free. This season kicks off with the SummerStage Gala June 5, honoring the music of Jimi Hendrix and featuring performances by G. Love & Special Sauce, Bebel Gilberto and The Roots. Go to www.summerstage.org to get complete schedule and times. E-mail email@example.com for specific questions.
August 13, 2012 07:00pm
Swing University (Education for Adults), Fall Term Registration Starts July 9. Swing University explains jazz, its development, and how to be an effective listener. Class members learn how to follow song form, understand the roles of soloists within the ensemble in a jazz performance, and explore the significant events in the music's history. Taught with the help of special guest lecturers, Swing University offers a wide range of courses to suit all jazz lovers from novices to jazz cats. Single tickets available for all classes. For questions on pricing or enrollment, call 212-258-9922 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Online reservations begin July 1, 2012.Wed, Sep 19, 6:30pm
The Agnes Varis and Karl Leichtman Studio at Frederick P. Rose Hall.Join Phil Schaap and other Swing University instructors in kicking off the fall term at the Swing University Open House.
Featuring live music from Swing University instructor and early jazz specialist Terry Waldo, who will perform several W.C. Handy compositions in celebration of the 100-year anniversary of the publishing of Handy's composition "Memphis Blues," this event will introduce you to Swing University faculty and give you an overview of courses being offered this fall.
August 13, 2012 07:00pm - 08:30pm
This film is based on the successful one-man show, SLEEPWALK WITH ME – Mike Birbiglia portrays a tale of a burgeoning stand-up comedian struggling with the stress of a stalled career, a stale relationship threatening to race out of his control, and the wild spurts of severe sleepwalking he is desperate to ignore. SLEEPWALK WITH ME is a passionate and personal storytelling that transfigures into a hilarious and heartbreaking story. Question &Answer time with writer/director/actor Mike Birbiglia.
August 13, 2012 08:00pm - 10:00pm
In Into the Woods, a witch's curse condemns the Baker and his wife to a life without children. They embark on a quest to find the four items required to break the spell: a cow as white as milk, a cape as red as blood, hair as yellow as corn, and a slipper as pure as gold. Will they succeed? And what happens after "happily ever after?" A Tony Award-winning masterpiece by musical theater giants Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine, Into the Woods is a witty and irreverent reimagining of beloved classic fairytales: Jack and the Beanstalk, Little Red Riding Hood, Rapunzel, and Cinderella. Enter at West 81st Street.